Probiotic Micro Flora13.12.2012
by Life Enthusiast Staff
There is a foundational link between the profile of your intestinal flora, your ability to prevent and defeat disease, your quality of life and the length of your life. Good intestinal bacteria crowds out toxin-producing colonists like candida yeast and replaces them with nutrient-perfecting and natural-antibiotic-manufacturing beneficial strains like Acidophilus & L. Salivarus. Essential for health and cleanliness of colon and intestines. Benefits extend to all organs and systems, especially the immune system. Often improves digestion, nutrient assimilation, regularity and overall energy. A clean and healthy colon is not an inviting nesting place for intestinal parasites.
L. salivarius, B. laterosporus, L acidophilus ATCC 4356, L. acidophilus NCFM, L. acidophilus DDS-1, L. rhamnosus, L. rhamnosus type B, L. plantarum, S. thermophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, B. bifidum, L. bulgaricus, L. reuteri, B. breve, B. subtilis EB-1, B. subtilis EF-1 & B. coagulans
Lactobacillus bacteria with probiotic properties have been found to decrease pain and flatulence in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is possibly related to the fact that colonic gas production is found to be higher in IBS patients. The reduction may be related to an alteration in the activity of hydrogen-producing gut bacteria. Probiotics have also been researched in other areas of health and have been found to be beneficial in improving lactose digestion, the prevention of diarrheal diseases, improving hypersensitivity in infants with food allergies, and many other health conditions.
More than 400 different kinds of bacteria live in our gastrointestinal tract. The body depends on beneficial bacteria to manufacture B vitamins as well as to produce lactase and other antibacterial substances.
Food processing can destroy viable beneficial organisms, making it difficult for the body to maintain good intestinal flora. Even the majority of yogurt products no longer contain a viable acidophilus culture. Preservatives, additives, high-fat diets, alcohol, birth control pills, and stress can all result in poor intestinal flora.
Antibiotic drugs are especially damaging to intestinal flora and kill all kinds of bacteria, both good and bad. The effects of antibiotic use on intestinal flora can last for weeks even after the drug is discontinued; often leading to yeast overgrowth, chronic infections, poor digestion, fatigue or allergies. Including probiotic supplements into your diet can reintroduce beneficial bacteria into your system.
Important information on the possible benefits of Acidophilus and FOS nutritional supplementation and your health:
- Keeping constipation and diarrhea under control.
- Counteracting lactose intolerance by its association with lactase.
- Reduction of bad breath.
- Reduction of internal gas.
- Cholesterol control by promoting normal absorption of dietary fats.
- Suppression of candida yeast.
- Suppression of a number of intestinal disorders.
- Prevention of intestinal contamination from infectious organisms common in some foreign countries.
Why FOS - What is it?
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are naturally occurring sugars that have beneficial effects as food ingredients. FOS are also known as PREBIOTICS - since they promote the growth of probiotics - such as Acidophilus, Bifidus and Faecium.
Facts about the benefits of FOS for your health:
- Non-toxic and free of side effects.
- Stimulates growth of probiotics, including Acidophilus, Bifidus and Faecium.
- Intensifies the viability and adhesion of the beneficial bacteria for a healthier gastrointestinal tract.
- Causes reduction in fecal pH, toxic metabolites, serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Reduces blood pressure of elderly hyperlipemic people.
- Alters metabolism of bile acid.
- Modifies composition and rate of production of secondary bile acids.
- Reduces carbohydrate and lipid absorption, thereby normalizing blood glucose and serum lipids.
Anyone who has used Antibiotics should consider replenishing friendly bacteria with FOS and Acidophilus.